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Elder Law Newsletter - April 2019 Legal Update

04.12.2019

Chambliss Elder Law Newsletter is a bi-monthly e-newsletter of legal developments and other trends of vital interest to seniors and their advocates. This newsletter is brought to you by Rebecca Miller and other members of the Elder Law Practice Group of Chambliss Law Firm.


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IMPORTANT UPDATES

Social Security and Medicare

Beware of Social Security Scams

Please do not engage with callers claiming to represent the Social Security Administration (SSA). From the SSA: "unknown callers are using threatening language to warn unknowing victims that they will be arrested or face other legal action if they fail to call a provided phone number or press the number indicated in the message to address the issue. In some instances, these unknown callers switch tactics and communicate that they want to help an individual with activating a suspended Social Security number. Such calls are a scam, and are not coming from official SSA representatives … report any suspicious calls to Social Security’s Office of the Inspector General by calling 1-800-269-0271 or submitting a report on the OIG website. We also urge you to read and share our Social Security Matters blog, which provides more information on the nature of these fraudulent calls, as well as instructions on how to report such activity."

New Medicare Cards

From HHS.gov: "Your new Medicare card should have arrived in the mail by now. If you didn’t get it, here’s what to do:

  • Remember that your new Medicare card will come in a plain white envelope from the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • If the card didn’t arrive, call us at 1-800-MEDICARE. Our call center representatives can check the status and help you get your new card.

In the meantime, use your current Medicare card to get health care services."

A Tax Break to Help Working Caregivers Pay for Day Care

Paying for day care is one of the biggest expenses faced by working adults with young children, a dependent parent, or a child with a disability, but there is a tax credit available to help working caregivers defray the costs of day care.

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How to Deal With Student Loan Debt as You Age

The number of older Americans with student loan debt – either theirs or someone else’s -- is growing. Sadly, learning how to deal with this debt is now a fact of life for many seniors heading into retirement.

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How Parents Can Provide for a Caregiver Child

Taking care of a parent can be a full-time job. Parents who want to compensate a child who takes on the burden of caregiving may do so in one of several ways.

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Using a Donor-Advised Fund May Be a Way to Get a Charitable Tax Break Under the New Tax Law

Donor-advised funds are a growing trend in giving that may get more popular due to the new tax law.

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